“Dancing with the Stars” season 13 premieres tonight (19 September 2011) with 2-hours of live dancing on ABC at 8 p.m. Pacific Coast standard time and 7 p.m. central. The results show will be on Tuesday night (20 September 2011) on ABC at 8 p.m. Pacific standard time and 7 p.m. central.
If you want to vote though, don’t wait until then. Voting online requires that you be registered on the ABC website. So sign up now.
You can vote on your phone at the beginning of the show until 30 minutes after the endof the show in your local time zone. Online voting is open until 11 a.m. (Eastern) and 8 a.m. (Pacific).
Below is voting information and FAQ from ABC.
VOTING — HOW IT WORKS:
During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.
Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 30 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.
In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.
Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, September 20 at 8|7c.
|COUPLE NAME||PHONE NUMBER||TEXT-IN CODE|
|Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya||800-868-3409
|Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer||800-868-3412
|Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani||800-868-3404
|David Arquette & Kym Johnson||800-868-3406
|Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy||800-868-3407
|Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy||800-868-3408
|J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff||800-868-3410
|Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas||800-868-3403
|Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus||800-868-3405
|Ricki Lake & Derek Hough||800-868-3411
|Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke||800-868-3402
|Ron Artest & Peta Murgatroyd||800-868-3401
To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.
Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.
One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.
The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.
PROCEDURE FOR ELIMINATING COUPLES:
Each week every couple receives points from the judges and votes from the public. For every couple we determine the share they received of the total points given by the judges on the night of the performances, and the share they received of the public’s votes and add these two shares together. The couple with the lowest combined total is eliminated from the show.
For example if couples A, B and C respectively receive 38, 26 and 14 points from the judges, we calculate what share these points represent of the total awarded by the judges on the night. In this example the judges gave 78 points in total, and each couples’ share of 78 points breaks down as follows: A: 38 points = 48.72% of 78; B: 26 points = 33.33% of 78; C: 14 points = 17.95% of 78. Let’s suppose that when the public votes are tallied, each couple has the following shares: A= 20%, B=40%, C=40%. To determine who’s eliminated, we combine these two shares for the total:
Couple A: 20+48.72%= 68.72%
Couple B: 40+33.33%= 73.33%
Couple C: 40+17.95%= 57.95%
In this example, the bottom two couples would be A and C, and C would be eliminated.
1. How do I vote?
Well, we have three convenient ways for you to keep your favorite stars dancing. You can vote by phone, text message or simply go online.
2. When exactly can we vote?
Phone and text voting is open in your local time zone from the beginning of the Monday show until 30 minutes after the end of the Monday show. Online voting is open from the beginning of the Monday show until 11AM ET / 8AM PT the next day.
3. What do I need to do to vote online?
A username and a valid email address are a must. We’ve hopefully made the process pretty easy for you. In fact, if you already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can sign in with one of those accounts, connect it to an ABC account and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can simply sign up for an ABC account at ABC.com.
4. I have an existing ABC account, why do I need to validate my email address?
The short answer is that we’ve changed our registration system for the better. When you log into your ABC account, you will be sent a confirmation email. Just click on the link inside. Once your account is validated, you’re all set to vote for the season. We recommend you validate your account now so you’re ready to roll come Dancing premiere night. You canclick here to sign in and validate your account.
5. I didn’t get the email to validate my account. What should I do?
Please be patient! Sometimes it may take a few minutes for the validation email to be delivered. Also, be sure to check your “spam” folder to make sure the email didn’t land there.
7. How do I change the email address associated with my account?
Just follow the directions on this page.
8. How are votes scored?
We have all the details on how scores from the judges combine with the public votes on ourAbout the Vote page. You can read all about it there!
9. Other members of my house would like to vote. Can they?
Sure! Just make sure to log out after you finish voting, then have your other household members log in with their Facebook, Twitter or ABC.com accounts. It’s perfectly fine to vote on the same computer.
10. Is there a minimum age to vote?
Yes, you must be 13 years old in order to vote. Sorry, tweens!
Links provided below are to team pages.